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Global Day for Darfur

April 12: PAIN joined a coalition of NGOs across the globe who held series of events on February 12 to highlight the role that China has played and continues to play in the Darfur conflict and called on China to play a more positive role.

PAIN is concerned about the escalating and intense human rights violations in Darfur. The conflict has left so many people murdered, families displaced, women and children raped. It has now spilled over to neighboring states.

In an effort to stop the violations and the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, PAIN with the assistance of Save Darfur Coalition recently hosted a press conference in partnership with the International Refugee Rights Initiative. Over 120 participants attended the press conference made up of Non Governmental Organizations, human rights activists, media houses, students and civil society groups.

The purpose of the press conference was to raise awareness to the Gambian civil society groups on the causes of the conflict in Darfur, the humanitarian situation facing Darfuris and the role of China in bringing everlasting peace to the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur.

The panel gave invaluable presentations that assisted in formulating concrete strategy for the Gambian civil society to lobby both the Chinese Embassy and the Gambian government to increase its role in bringing to an end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

The press conference received media coverage ranging from the broadcasting and print media including Daily Observer, Expo Times Representative, POINT, FORAYAA, Daily Express and Kids With Talent Radio Station (KWT).

We printed and displayed banners at strategic locations for public attention. At the Press Conference, Participants signed on both the petition and letter to the Chinese Embassy.

Unfortunately, we could not march as a group to the Chinese Embassy due to the distance between the Conference Hall and the Embassy. However, the panel appointed five (5) key activists to represent the participants at the delivery of the letter to the Embassy. The Event was successful and we believe that the message was passed across on a wider attention.

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Action Professionals Association for the People

Aegis Trust Rwanda

African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies

African Center for Development

African Center for Justice and Peace Studies

Africa Internally Displaced Persons Voice (Africa IDP Voice)

African Security Dialogue and Research (ASDR)

African Women's Development and Communications Network (FEMNET)

The Ahueni Foundation

Alliances for Africa

Amman Centre for Human Rights Studies

Andalus Institute for Tolerance

Anti-Slavery International

Arab Coalition for Darfur

Arab Program for Human Rights Activists

Association Africaine de Defense des Droits de l'Homme (ASADHO)

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE)

Centre for Research Education and Development of Freedom of Expression and Associated Rights (CREDO)

Citizens for Global Solutions

Conscience International

Conseil National Pour les Libertés en Tunisie

Darfur Alert Coalition (DAC)

Darfur Centre for Human Rights and Development

Darfur Leaders Network (DLN)

Darfur Reconciliation and Development Organization (DRDO)

Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre

East Africa Law Society

Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

Femmes Africa Solidarité

La Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH)

Forum of African Affairs (FOAA)

Human Rights First

Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA)

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa

Institute for Security Studies

Inter-African Union for Human Rights (UIDH)


International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya)

International Refugee Rights Initiative

Justice Africa

Justice and Peace Commission

Lawyers for Human Rights

Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections

Legal Resources Consortium-Nigeria

Ligue Tunisienne des Droits de l'Homme

Makumira University College, Tumaini University

Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)

Minority Rights Group

National Association of Seadogs

Never Again International

Open Society Justice Initiative

Pan-African Movement

Rencontre Africaine Pour la Defense des Droits de l'Homme (RADDHO)

Sierra Leone STAND Chapter

Sisters' Arabic Forum for Human Rights (SAF)

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)

Sudan Organization Against Torture (SOAT)

Syrian Organization for Human Rights

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

Universal Human Rights Network


Women Initiative Nigeria (WIN)

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